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How to Add Music to A YouTube Video (Without Copyright Included)

It is widely acknowledged among YouTube video makers how magical and attractive it can be to add proper background music to a YouTube video, yet not so many people can do it right. Professional YouTube video makers will not play music while shooting the video, but add music to YouTube video during editing process.

YouTube Add Music

YouTube Add Music

The question is, how to add music to YouTube video? In the following article, we will show you two feasible ways for YouTube video to add music. You can add your own music to YouTube video before uploading, or you can upload video to YouTube and add a music clip to your YouTube video using the YouTube video Manager.

Part 1: How to add your own music to YouTube video using video editor (Recommended)

It is more recommended to edit YouTube video before uploading to get the best out of it, and this also gives you the option to add music to YouTube video. Here we would like to introduce you the professional and full-featured video editor software that you can always look up to when considering adding background music to your YouTube videos along with other editing functions. More importantly, it allows you to add your own music to YouTube video legally, even without copyright.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

How to add your own music to YouTube video with video editor?

After learning about the video editor, now free download the program and follow the tutorials below to add music to YouTube video.

Step 1 Install Video Converter Ultimate

Download, install and open this all-featured music adding program on your computer.

Install Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2 Import YouTube video file(s)

Click "Add File" button on the menu bar to select and load video(s) to this software.

Import Video File

Step 3 Add music to YouTube video

Click "Add Audio" to add your own music in the YouTube video. This program allows you to add audio of any popular format, including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV, etc.

Add Audio to Video

Step 4 (Optional) Edit YouTube video

This powerful software also enables you to edit YouTube video. You are allowed to clip/crop/trim/enhance/watermark YouTube video and more as you like.


Step 5 Save the project

Click the "profile" and choose the suitable output format from the drop-down list. Video Converter Ultimate allows you to save YouTube video as any popular format, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, etc. When everything is set, click "Convert" button to save the YouTube video you add music to.

You can also check the video tutorial to add your own music to YouTube video as below.

Part 2: How to add music to YouTube video after upload

If you already uploaded video to YouTube, there is an alternative way to add music to YouTube video. For your convenience, YouTube provides its built-in Video Manager to help you edit video, and that is where you can add music on YouTube after uploading. More importantly, all songs here are from YouTube music library, which is 100% free and legal.

How to add music to YouTube video with YouTube Video Manager?

Step 1 Sign into YouTube

Go to the official site of YouTube and sign in YouTube with your Gmail account and password.

Step 2 Choose the video

Browse your video channel by clicking on the Creator Studio on your Profile picture and then clicking the Video Manager option located at the left bar. You will then be redirected to the videos that you uploaded. Choose your video that you want to have background music.

Video Manager

Step 3 Choose the music

Click the Edit option that is located next to the video that you want to edit. This will lead to the online video editing tool of YouTube. Click the Audio option on top of the page, then you'll see a library of copyrighted music that you may add to the YouTube video. You can choose music according to categories, or you can search any music directly.

Choose Music To Add in YouTube

Step 4 Edit the music

Click the music you want to add, and it will be automatically integrated into your video. You can click Position audio to customize and position your integrated music as well as compress the length of the music. Or you can change Only Music option to adjust the volume of the music.

Edit Music

Step 5 Save the change

After you add music to YouTube video, click the blue Save button to replace the original video, or click Save as new video next to it to save as a new YouTube video.

Save YouTube Video

In this article, we mainly gave you two methods for YouTube add music, including how to add music to YouTube video without copyright using video editor, and how to add music to YouTube video after upload using YouTube Video Manager. Still have more questions? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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May 09, 2018 16:28 / Updated by to YouTube